The Death of Anton Hammerl: Perspective and Meaning

By David Schonauer   Monday May 14, 2012

Tomorrow night, Christie’s New York will host an auction to raise money for the family of photojournalist Anton Hammerl, killed last year covering the uprising in Libya. In The Daily Beast,journalist James Foley, who was with Hammerl in Libya and was captured by the forces of Col. Muammar Qaddafi, tells the story of the photographer’s death: “It could have been any or all of us. But it was the most experienced of us who was hit.”  New York Timescorrespondent R.J. Chivers adds powerful perspective on his blog: “The death of photojournalist Anton Hammerlwas one of the Libyan revolution’s uncountable horrors,” he writes. Must reading.

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